Jawazat completes automatic extension of re-entry visas of expats abroad


Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — The Directorate General of Passports (Jawazat) announced on Monday that it has completed the automatic extension of the exit and re-entry visas of expatriates, who are outside the Kingdom, for a period of three months without any fee.

In a statement on its Twitter account, the Jawazat said that the beneficiaries of this are those expatriates whose exit and re-entry visas’ validity expired following the suspension of international flights. The new arrangement has been made in coordination with the National Information Center, the Jawazat said in a tweet.

Meanwhile, the Absher App of the Ministry of Interior announced that the extension of the period of the exit and re-entry visa service will also be available for family members of expatriates and domestic workers. The conditions for the provision of this service include that the person shall be outside the Kingdom and the validity of his or her residency permit (iqama) covers the extension period. Another condition is that the expiry of exit and re-entry visas should not exceed more than 60 days.

The procedures for the extension of exit and re-entry visas include payment of visa fees through a bank account with SR100 for a single visa and SR200 for multiple visas for each month of extension. The concerned person should long into the Absher portal and choose the service for the sponsee, then visa services and choose the individual and then the option to extend the visa.